DENVER (November 16, 2012) – Whether you’re an art lover, a history buff… or a three-year-old, The Mile High City is the place to be in the upcoming months, thanks to a schedule bursting with can’t-miss exhibits.

VISIT DENVER’s Mile High Holidays program sweetens the deal as many of the city’s best hotels are offering rates as low as $52.80 (Denver is exactly one mile high, 5,280 feet). For a full list of events happing throughout the holiday season, visit

Here are ten Mile High Must Sees:

Only in Denver – Becoming Van Gogh
Denver Art Museum
Through January 20, 2013
The art event of the decade in Denver? That’s what some are saying about Becoming Van Gogh, featuring more than 70 masterworks that offer an in-depth exploration of Vincent van Gogh’s unconventional path to becoming one of the world’s most recognizable artists. See it in style – VIP hotel packages deals with “skip the line” tickets are available at

Spend A Day In Pompeii
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Through January 13, 2013
History comes to vivid life in this exhibition, featuring beautiful frescoes, marble and bronze sculptures, jewelry, gold coins, and everyday household items, all uncovered in Pompeii, an ancient Roman city that was destroyed by a volcano in AD 79.

Discover Denver History, From A to Z
History Colorado Center
Opening November 17
The new Denver A to Z taps into the essence of Denver letter by letter —“A” for adrenaline, “Z” for zombies, and every letter in between. The family-friendly exhibit features fun, interactive displays, such as digital "throwdown matches" between Denver icons, including 19th century businesswoman Mary Elitch, Titanic heroine Molly Brown, Bronco’s legend John Elway, local jeweler Tom Shane and more.

International Design + Colorado Art
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
Through April 21, 2013
The Kirkland Museum unveils two intriguing shows this season. New Explorations in International Design, 1878 to 1993, takes visitors on an immersive journey through eight decorative art movements, while the new Colorado Art Survey VIII showcases the museum's unparalleled and still growing collection of 4,870 works of art by 505 Colorado artists.

Vincent Meets Clyfford
Clyfford Still Museum
Through January 20, 2013
In conjunction with the Denver Art Museum's landmark presentation Becoming Van Gogh, Vincent/Clyfford explores the surprising and fascinating connections between Van Gogh and abstract expressionist master Clyfford Still.

Kinetics for Kids
Childrens Museum of Denver
Permanent exhibit
Play with the Laws of Motion! In a life-sized marble run where balls cascade down ramps, roll along tracks, travel through tubes and launch overhead, children will think like Newton.

Get Into a Pie Fight at MCA Denver
Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
Through January 13, 2013
MCA Denver presents the first U.S. solo exhibition of the work of Romanian painter Adrian Ghenie, Pie Fights and Pathos. Ghenie’s work – which draws from Old Masters’ paintings, the history of cinema and political extremism – dwells on the dark underside of modernism.

Have a Close Encounter with Mammoths & Mastodons!
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Opening February 15
At Mammoths & Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age, encounter some of Earth's most awe-inspiring mammals, roam among saber-toothed cats and giant bears, and wonder over some of the oldest human artifacts in existence.

Laura Letinsky: Still Life Photographs, 1997–2012
Denver Art Museum
Through March 24, 2013
Still life, but full of life. Laura Letinsky’s photographs have evolved from studies in melancholy and absence to subtle, yet surprising, explorations of perception, color and space.

El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa
Denver Art Museum
Through December 30, 2012
The first retrospective of renowned Ghanaian artist El Anatsui’s work, this exhibition includes important sculptures in wood, ceramic, and mixed media as well as major pieces from his bottle-top series. The 61 works cover all phases of the artist’s career.